Google My Business has 190,000 gay friendly businesses

Arjan Dijk, VP of Marketing, Global Executive Sponsor of Gayglers at Google, revealed this week that there are 190,000 gay friendly businesses on Google My Business, with the attributes “LGBTQ-friendly” and / or “Transgender Safe Space.”

Arjan Dijk says that the attributes “LGBTQ-friendly” and / or “Transgender Safe Space” help LGBTQ+ community to find places “knowing you can be yourself.”

According to Google, Corey Miller, the owner of Corey’s Bakery & Catering in Palm Harbor, FL, has added the LGBTQ-friendly attribute to his listing on Google to “let it be known that all are welcome without any questions.” He explains, “People feel welcome without a need to second-guess being treated equally.”

How businesses can add the gay friendly attributes?

  1. Log in to your Google My Business account. On your Google My Business dashboard, access the Info tab.
  2. Click on the Attributes section of the listing editor.
  3. Search for attributes such as “Transgender Safe Space” and/or “LGBTQ-friendly,” click on the relevant tag below, and then click “APPLY.”
  4. Your business should now be listed with the relevant attribute(s). Edits may be reviewed for quality and can take up to three days to be published.